304 LETTERS FROM THE adopted, there will scarcely be a probability of keeping the blacks in the other islands quiet. Here the planters perceive a growing spirit, and restless talk about liberty, in the young slaves. The estates here are fine things when the master resides upon them. I went the day before yesterday to a planter's, and wandered about his fields and works. He has a fine grove of cocoa- trees close by the shore, and a house in the most beautiful marine situation. He tells me there is a famous cocoa-nut tree walk at Trinidad twenty miles long, which is said to originate in a barque laden with nuts having been cast ashore. The nuts produced trees, the trees nuts, and so they were propagated along the shore. April 5th. The Danes are very inveterate against the English, and have put into prison some persons who accepted employment under our Government. The inhabitants of the town of Frederickstadt gave a most sumptuous ball and supper on the 2nd, in honour of the battle of Copenhagen, and the defeat of the English! I did not attend it.